We’ve seen many stories of people braving harsh elements all to save a trapped pet. The incident occurred in Aragon, eastern Spain, according to Reuters:
Two Spanish police officers went way beyond the call of duty to swim through a frozen lake to save a dog trapped in the icy water.
It was no small task the reservoir was visibly frozen, and the stripped-to-the-waist officers swam through chunks of ice to get to the helpless animal. The area formerly reportedly experienced a cold front with heavy snow and high winds.
Gandhi quote, “The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated.”
After getting a hold on the dog, they lead it back to the shore. The police officers say the dog had been in the water a “long time” before they received the report that morning.
He and a colleague then managed to free up a path for the dog to swim back to safety before all three climbed out onto the shoreline. It is unclear if the dog was a stray or if it was someone’s pet, and where it was taken next, thanks to the officers who braved the cold to save its life.
Heroes! They risked their lives, they could of ended up in a bad way too. Happy they saved the dog and they are ok.
God bless those police officers for saving the trapped dog in the icy river!